A spokesman for agricultural interests called upon ports to help increase U.S. exports by reducing delays at marine terminals.
Containers can be delayed at marine terminals for a number of reasons, but the end-result is invariably a loss of business opportunities, Peter Friedmann, executive director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition, told the Pulse of the [...]
Intel accounts for 60 percent of Oregon’s exports to China, according to Bill Wyatt, executive director of the Port of Portland.
Metro Portland ranked third among the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan areas in terms of the share — 18.2 percent — that exports made up of the metro area’s economy in 2010. The Portland [...]
Longshoremen load first log ship in Everett since 2002, March 2012
The cargo ship has been a visible presence at the Port of Everett the past few days, tied up just south of the Kimberly-Clark paper and pulp mills.
The shipment contains 5.2 million board feet, the equivalent of 1,300 truckloads of logs.
Cities that primarily deal with Asia – including Los Angeles and Long Beach – are best positioned to increase the export of machinery, transportation and chemical goods made in the United States, according to “U.S. Metro Economies: Exports in the Next Decade,” a 46-page report prepared by IHS Global Insight, an economic analysis firm based [...]
The L.A. Times reports that, ‘Combined, the two ports moved 1.16 million containers in January, up from 1.14 million a year earlier. It was the best showing since the ports handled 1.17 million containers in January 2008.’
The nation’s busiest seaport complex had its best January since the recession because of a weak dollar, [...]
California’s exporters are expected to have a record year in 2011, surpassing the old mark set during 2008.
With December numbers still to be tallied, the state exported another $14.07 billion in goods in November, according to Beacon Economics’ monthly California Trade Report. That was a gain of 12.7% over the same month the previous [...]
Containerized imports generally lagged but exports continued to grow in October at the ports of Oakland, Portland, Tacoma and Seattle.
Year-to-date exports at all of the northern West Coast ports are higher this year than they were in the first 10 months of 2010, reflecting the continued strong growth of U.S. exports. The trend toward [...]
China will need to import 2 million tons of U.S. corn by next year even though the country expects a record harvest this year, said the U.S. Grains Council.
U.S. agriculture had the led the country’s exporting charge, with American farmers on target to send $135.5 billion of their products abroad this year. That’s 17 [...]
In August, container volume dipped 12.3 percent to 535,929 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) at the Port of Long Beach, Calif., “reflecting a general weakness in the economy,” port officials said in a prepared statement.
“After experiencing record gains in 2010 and continued growth in the earlier part of the year, trade volumes have declined … [...]
Port of Long Beach
California’s export business remains a bright spot in the economy even as fear rises that the nation’s “economic recovery may be sputtering,” Beacon Economics LLC has reported.
Golden State exporters enjoyed their 19th consecutive month of healthy year-over gains in May, according to the independent economic research and consulting firm, [...]
Shipping is picking up steam on the trans-Pacific, but it’s not happening in the direction carriers are accustomed to. Instead, import growth is tapering off as the peak season approaches.
Containerized imports in the first five months of 2011 grew 5.5 percent compared to the same period last year, according to numbers compiled by PIERS, [...]
Made in the USA, Grays Harbor County to be specific. That describes the baled pulp being loaded aboard the MV Apalis Arrow at the Port of Grays Harbor Terminal 4. Over 6,000 metric tons of baled pulp destined for Shanghai and Quingdao, China were being loaded by ILWU Local 24 longshore workers. This marked the [...]
Trade experts see the wastepaper exports as a measure of confidence in the U.S. retail economy because much of the material is turned into packaging for toys, electronics and other consumer goods produced at China's factories.
America Chung Nam, the sister company and supplier of wastepaper to China’s largest containerboard manufacturer, was the largest American exporter of [...]
Imports in Long Beach declined 7.5 percent while imports in Los Angeles were up 10.2 percent.
Container volume at the Port of Los Angeles in March increased 9.2 percent over March of 2010 while neighboring Long Beach reported a 2.5 percent decrease in total container volume.
Exports outperformed imports at both ports, foreshadowing what is [...]
Commerce Secretary Gary Locke called upon small and mid-size companies to increase their profits and hasten the U.S. economic recovery by becoming more engaged in exports.
President Obama’s National Export Initiative, which is being promoted by trade-oriented agencies such as the Department of Commerce and the Export-Import Bank … seeks to double exports by 2015, [...]